The Importance of a Good Locking System in Securing Your Home

No doubt, you spend a fair sum of money on security; in South Africa, it’s just something we do. From gates and fencing to burglar bars and alarms, it tends to add up, doesn’t it? However, there are some excellent ways of securing your home without shelling out on a state-of-the-art security system or a 24-hour guard, and many of these simple solutions come down to a good locking system. The Role of a Great Locking System Let’s work through the various...

Architectural Aspects to Help With Improving Your Property Valuation

The property market came to a grinding halt in the abysmal first quarter of 2020, but with the slow lifting of lockdown regulations, we are starting to see some movement as the beast awakens. Many homeowners who were considering selling their home can now gratefully pick up the reins.  While the market may be a little sluggish for a few more months, many are interested in how to improve their property valuation. We obviously want to maximise the return on...

10 Things to do in the Bathroom During Load-shedding

Load-shedding happens whether we like it or not. We can either choose to moan or we can proactively set about doing something we neglect while we wait. The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in any home and paying it regular attention benefits everyone. Here are our top ten tips on making the best use of load-shedding for a beautiful bathroom. Load-shedding Tasks   Put Shaving Cream on the Mirrors Get the kids in on this one!  Small bathrooms may only have...

See-through, Sleek & Slim Silhouette Solutions – Frameless Glass Balustrades

Iconic city structures, head offices, gyms and discerning homeowners are fitting high-end frameless glass balustrades wherever possible. Gone for good are dark passages and dingy stairwells. Stringent safety standards have seen further applications for balconies, landings, pools, staircases, showers, wall-and-door systems to name a few. GHI Architectural Solutions boast an incredible product range in the way of the Silhouette frameless glass systems. All the Magic of Glass in the Best Places Due to upholding excellence in safety standards, larger sections of...

Step Into The Light – Solutions For Dark Spaces In Your Home

If you’ve ever turned up your face to the sun and stood there smiling, eyes closed, basking in the pleasure of the warmth and light, you’ll understand why natural light is so important to us as human beings. Sunlight makes us feel good – it stimulates our appetite and improves digestion and circulation, it boosts our immune system and white blood cell count, and it increases serotonin and endorphins. There’s definitely a reason why people who live in far northern...

Glazing Leaks – Why Your Windows “Weep,” And What You Can Do About It

Let’s face it – leaks are never a good thing. From tents to roofs, bicycle tyres to windows, and everything in between; if it’s leaking, it’s a problem. Glazing leaks are particularly annoying because let’s be honest, most houses have a lot of windows! So the potential for leaks is high. But the news is not always bad. Some leaking windows have simple, easy-to-remedy causes that require nothing more than a little silicone sealant to rectify. Of course, some problems...

Why Choosing The Right Aluminium Supplier Makes All The Difference

These days, our first instinct when we want to know anything is to look it up online. And of course, that’s always a good place to start. In some cases, it’s also a great place to finish, if you’ve found all the answers you need. Occasionally, however, you need to dig a little deeper to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for. Searching for aluminium suppliers is a case in point. With so many suppliers out there,...

Glass Fittings – Keeping Up Your Good Work

Glass is the material of the millennium. We prefer it for food and beverage storage, and we love to include it in our homes and offices. When it comes to building design, it’s not hard to see why glass is so popular with architects, designers and homeowners alike. It’s aesthetically pleasing and can be moulded into just about any size, style and shape. It’s ideal for walls, windows, doors and partitions, as well as balustrades and shower enclosures. When...

Floor Springs – For When You Need Closure

There are so many options available when it comes to choosing door closers that it can leave you feeling, well, completely floored! So, with all this choice, why would you decide to use floor springs instead of a standard door closer? They are after all, a little more expensive, and they require a little more expertise on installation. They are, of course, also very worth it! Benefits Of Floor Springs Floor springs are the perfect choice for glass doors as they are...

When One Door Closes….Let’s Hope You Have A Door Closer!

We all know the old adage, “When one door closes, another one opens,” and the witty, somewhat tongue-in-cheek alternative: “When one door closes, another one slams in your face!” Well, not if you have a door closer installed! In fact, it’s a mystery why every door in every building doesn’t have one! A door closer is an incredibly useful piece of engineering. We’re probably all familiar with them from hospital and hotel visits, and they’re an essential component of emergency...

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